Chennai Super Kings’ captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and has invited the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat first.
RCB has three players who will make their debut against the defending champions tonight.
Navdeep Saini, Shivam Dube and Shimron Hetmyer will don the RCB colours for the first time.
Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini